For more than 40 years, ACSI has faithfully lived out its mission around the world:
To strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators worldwide as they prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
Since our founding in 1978, our vision has steadfastly desired that:
ACSI will become a leading international organization that promotes Christian education and provides training and resources to Christian schools and Christian educators.
As our mission continues, ACSI is renewing our commitment to Christian schools and educators to help them deal with today’s challenging times—characterized by seismic cultural shifts and disruption.
Today and into the future we will continue to assist, encourage and develop:
- Schools that contribute to the public good through effective teaching and learning and that are biblically sound, academically rigorous, socially engaged, and culturally relevant; and
- Educators who embody a biblical worldview, engage in transformational teaching and disciplining, and embrace personal and professional growth.
Over the past two years, ACSI has diligently sought the Lord's guidance through prayer, and is now positioning everything under three pillars: Advancing, Access and Advocacy.
ADVANCING – Leading Christ-centered education toward excellence and flourishing
ACCESS – Making Christ-centered education available and obtainable
ADVOCACY – Promoting and protecting Christ-centered education for today and tomorrow
This will allow ACSI to be laser-focused on promoting excellence in Kingdom education around the world in the months and years to come.
Discover how ACSI can serve you by taking the time to visit our updated website. We’re excited to journey with you by providing new opportunities and services.
We invite you to join us as together, we advance the cause of Kingdom Education today and into the future.
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Purposeful Design Publications Introduces New Science Grade 1 Textbooks
This third edition incorporates STEM and cross-curricular extension activities, engineering design processes and more according to the latest college and career readiness standards, including NSES and NGSS coding for each lesson.
According to Chris Marchand, Vice President of Purposeful Design Publications, the additional improvements to this edition include differentiated instruction ideas, hands-on learning activities and critical thinking questions based on Bloom’s taxonomy. It is also an important tool for the development of a biblical worldview for students.
“ACSI is committed to advancing Christ-centered thinking for the next generation. This third edition will help students build a strong biblical worldview foundation by answering critical questions such as “Who is God? Who is man? And what is the nature of the world around you?" Marchand said.
The Grade 1 Elementary Science, 3rd Edition teacher and student textbooks are now available for purchase at purposefuldesign.com. Release plans for future grades are scheduled for subsequent school years— Grade 2 in 2022/23 and Grade 3 in 2023/24.
According to sales data, historically, PDP’s Science textbooks have been most popular, falling second only to the Bible textbook series.
Dr. Jenny Sue Flannagan, Associate Professor and Director of Student Teaching at Regent University, thinks the lessons are both engaging and practical.
“For a teacher who may be unsure of how to integrate faith with science, this text does a great job of providing resources to help any novice teacher feel comfortable and confident,” she said. It does “a great job of explaining to a teacher how the science and faith connects.”
Since the mid-1980s, Purposeful Design Publications (PDP), a division of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), has provided resources and assessments, including academically rigorous textbooks that are intentionally rooted in biblical truth to equip schools and educators with the tools to eternally transform the hearts and minds of children.
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Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., ACSI exists to strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators worldwide as they prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ. ACSI advances excellence in Christian schools by enhancing the professional and personal development of Christian educators and providing vital support functions for Christian schools through multiple services including teacher and administrator certification, school accreditation, legal/legislative assistance, and curriculum publishing. Serving more than 25,000 schools in 108 countries, ACSI helps more than 5.5 million students worldwide connect to Christian education.
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